Nakita Dass

Nakita reads fiction for Overland Literary Journal and has previously edited creative non-fiction for Southerly Journal. She received first-class honours in English Literature from UNSW and the prize for best performance in Creative Writing. Nakita has presented research at conferences in the United States, Australia and New Zealand and currently works on transnational autofiction. She has also previously managed LOST IN BOOKS, a multilingual children’s bookshop, community hub and safe space for women. As an artist, she has exhibited work at UNSW Galleries, Paddington and at Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst. Nakita has recently been working on bringing the visual and literary together at, an online gallery, store and creative blog.

Oliver Adams Wakelin

Oliver’s short stories have been published in leading literary journals including Southerly, Overland, Seizure, and TEXT. He has worked as a Fiction Assessor / Editorial Assistant at Overland Journal, and is the Reviews Editor at Southerly Journal. Aos Sí, his debut novel, was longlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Manuscript Award. His debut play The City won a government grant and was staged at the Sydney Opera House. He is a founding member of Sport For Jove Theatre Company, and has worked as a play assessor for Griffin Theatre Company. He received a Screen NSW grant to develop one of his screenplays. He has worked as a Casual Academic and Guest Lecturer at UNSW teaching Fiction, Poetry, and Screenwriting. He is currently a creative practice PhD candidate at UNSW on academic scholarship, where he also received first class honours in Creative Writing. He is a USYD law grad.

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